Mr. Popper's Penguins [Original Score]

Mr. Popper's Penguins [Original Score]

by Rolfe Kent

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Overview

Mr. Popper's Penguins [Original Score]

Director Mark Waters' big screen rendering of Richard Atwater & Florence Atwater's beloved children's novel Mr. Popper's Penguins puts elastic funnyman Jim Carrey in the title role and Rolfe Kent (Sideways, Charlie St. Cloud) in the composer's chair. Kent, who possesses a Gershwin-ian lightness that can elevate even the silliest or sappiest film into a tolerable affair, casts a fine spell here, establishing some memorable themes, especially the "Popper's Life" cue, which manages to sound both grounded and magical. Elsewhere, "To the Tavern and Van Gundy" offers up a summery, jazzy vibe, while the appropriately somber "Life Without Penguins" remains just aloof enough to foreshadow the aquatic, flightless birds' inevitable return,

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2011
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206710328
catalogNumber: 067103

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rolfe Kent   Primary Artist,Conductor
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Greg Townley   Engineer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Tim Lauber   Scoring Recordist
Tom Hardisty   Scoring Recordist
Richard Bronskill   Orchestration
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Dan Savant   Contracting
Jay Selvester   Stage Crew
Rolfe Kent   Composer,Producer
Alice Wood   Programming
Richard Wheeler   Stage Crew
Tony Blondal   Score Orchestration
Stephen Coleman   Programming,Orchestration
Denis St. Amand   Engineer
Greg Dennen   Stage Manager

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